The Nuffield Theatre

Venue details

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  • Telephone: 023 8031 5500
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  • Capacity: 560
  • Features: Catering, Disabled Access, Parking,
  • Address: The Nuffield Theatre, University Road, Southampton, Hampshire, SO17 1TR

Nuffield Southampton Theatres (NST) is one of the country’s leading producing theatre companies, creating bold, fresh and vital experiences through theatre. NST is as a commissioner, developer and producer of high quality theatre. We aim to create bold, distinctive productions, attracting the highest calibre of artist and talent to work in Southampton.

NST has developed a profile and reputation for innovation and quality in Southampton and beyond the city, taking work to London and on tour nationally and internationally. Our produced programme is backed by a bespoke artist development programme and extensive outreach and community projects. Our received programme focuses on excellence for our audiences.

NST was awarded Regional Theatre of the Year 2015 at The Stage Awards. Later this year NST will open NST City, a brand new performing arts venue in the city centre. The new building will include a flexible 450 seat main house theatre, a 135 seat studio, screening facilities, rehearsal, workshop spaces and a café bar. We remain committed to our current venue on the University of Southampton’s Highfield Campus which will also run a programme of produced and visiting drama. To distinguish between our two venues, we are introducing NST City and NST Campus to reflect the location of each theatre and make it easier for our audiences to engage with our work across two venues.